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Tumor Chapter 1 [Kindle Edition]

Joshua Hale Fialkov , Noel Tuazon
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Frank Armstrong has an inoperable brain tumor that’s killing him. In his final days, with his body, senses, and mind failing him, he’s going to do the one thing that he’s never been able to do before… save the girl.


TUMOR is a dark Los Angeles noir from the Harvey Award nominated creators of the critically acclaimed ELK’S RUN.

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  • File Size: 3620 KB
  • Print Length: 62 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002J256D8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,883 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars meh April 14, 2010
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It's alright. not too special. the images are more like rough sketches. some lines were a little too repetitive. but i did find it amusing. it's not very long.

if your the kind of person that doesn't like randomly inserted flashbacks, then this will irk you; personally, i found it was an element that was pulled off pretty smoothly.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hello Zoom Function! December 28, 2009
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This was the first comic I viewed on my new Kindle 2--I chose it because it was free. The comic is great. I was worried about it being formatted for the larger DX, but once I found out you could zoom in using the 5-way controller, it became quite comfortable to read.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Looks like the rough sketch for a completed comic January 18, 2010
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I'm sorry but this was just poor. Couldn't get through the dialog, especially during the hospital-car scenes, due to the very loose drawing. Those type of renderings work for storyboards done on demand but not in graphic storytelling.
And, as said before, the gratuitous language is distracting. I still have strong hope for the kindle as a medium for comics, though.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Kindle + Graphic Book = Desaster May 14, 2011
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I have not yet found an ereader that can render enough of a graphic novel to make it worth buying a graphic novel for an ereader. with that said, I have published comics of my own, as well as worked as editor and chief of an indi comic company for over seven years, this book did not move me. The art, although greatly rendered, was not exciting to say the least. The story was more exciting but lacked in many areas.

Its a free read so you can try it if you like.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Its OK... and that is all. July 1, 2011
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THis is my first graphic novel for the kindle, and I was rather excited because I enjoy both graphic novels AND free stuff.

For being a free chapter, this is not too bad, BUT my major pet peeve is the size of the artwork on the kindle.. its TINY! I have to hold the dang thing real close to my face just to see the facial expressions on the characters.

I do not know if every kindle graphic novel has text and pictures this small, but unless you have eyes of a freakin' hawk- I suggest you just buy physical graphic novels, ones with color and large, legible text/pictures.

As for the chapter's CONTENT, I wasnt as "swayed" as the other reviewers. I had no idea what was going on in some scenes and character entrances are very abrupt- adding to the confusion.

It wasnt as great as I expected it to be, but I will read the 2nd chapter just to see if it gets better.. HOPEFULLY the next chapter will clear some things up... that is when I locate my magnifying glass in order to read it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Hard to read on the Kindle January 9, 2011
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It's really hard to read on the kindle. The story is ok so far but I haven't read much of it since it's so hard to read.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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as several others, i read this because it was free on the kindle and i wanted to try out my new kindle with a comic. i was disappointed in the format. it is not at all optimized for kindle's screen format, thus making it a difficult read. you would have better luck on your computer using the kindle reader app.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A man is troubled by a tumor August 7, 2011
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This is a free for kindle owners graphic novel of a man suffering with a tumor. He seems to move from place to place. At one time he is in the hospital very agitated. At another time is being taken to a gangster who hires him to commit a murder for $10,000. This also agitates him. The drawings are all right, but the language is filled with gratuitous vulgarities. Readers may wonder: is he really in a hospital bed hallucinating about the murder? Or, is the situation just the opposite. He is involved in the murder contract, but thinks about a time he was in the hospital? Or, are both hallucinations; the result of his tumor?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very classic and a great graphic novel
It's very good and interesting, and it keeps you going through out the whole book, if you like graphic novels then you should read this.
Published 1 month ago by Meer Almemar
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
For adults.
Published 2 months ago by Ronald Johnston
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Wasn't expecting much at first when I saw this on the list of free comics,figured I'd check I out but I must say the interesting flow of th story keeps me interested.
Published 8 months ago by Patrick Earley
4.0 out of 5 stars very good beginning
It got a nice story, it catches you from the beginning with a magnificent way to go adventure in an impossible way to happen but it works
Published 9 months ago by Kurore Garcia
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
This is most definitely worth taking a good look at if you really enjoy detective like comics or graphic novels.
Published 13 months ago by Oracle
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent tale of PI with brain tumor fading in and out while hunting...
Simple black and white drawings add to appeal of man trying to cope with his illness while searching for a woman gone missing. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Don Kidwell
3.0 out of 5 stars Good read but need panel view feature
So far its a great comic that's intriguing. Only one big problem is the there isn't any panel view. So you have to constantly be zooming in and out to read the comic. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Bobby Alexander Veliz
5.0 out of 5 stars RAWR MOFO
This book was very good but a little confusing it needs more action and needs to be a free book but other than that this little comic ways great but it would also be nicer if it... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Cade French
3.0 out of 5 stars Jordansetzer
This book was ok it had lots of curse words definitely not a book for children and the illustrations were terrible
Published 16 months ago by Jordansetzer
5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing beginning
An original idea and an intriguing start to a story, with a strangely sympathetic hero. It definitely made me want to read more.
Published 18 months ago by Dominic Parry
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More About the Author

Joshua Hale Fialkov is the Harvey, Eisner, and Emmy award nominated creator of graphic novels, video games, prose, and the occasional screenplay. Best known for his cult hit series I, VAMPIRE for DC Comics, as well as the Eisner Award nominated TUMOR and Harvey Award nominated ECHOES.

Joshua is the upcoming writer of ULTIMATE COMICS: THE ULTIMATES for Marvel.

He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, author Christina Rice, their daughter, and their cat, Smokey.

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